BNP’s stay in election depends on EC’s role: Fakhrul
26 Dec 2018, 19:41
Dhaka: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said whether their party and alliances will remain there in the election race till the last depends on the role of the Election Commission (EC).
‘The Election Commission is still playing a biased role. Their attitude is in no way neutral. Still, three’s time, and the Commission can create an atmosphere conducive to a fair election, if it wants,’ he said, reports the UNB.
Talking to reporters at his Uttara residence before starting his journey for Bogura in the morning, the BNP leader further said, ‘It depends on the role of the Election Commission whether we’ll stay in the election till the end of voting.’
Fakhrul said they will discuss the role of the EC and law enforcers, and the election atmosphere before the voting at the forum of their party and alliances, and take final decision on the election.
He said the election has already become questionable due to the’ biased’ role of the EC and law enforcers.
The BNP leader said they had an expectation that election atmosphere would be created in the country after the deployment of army. ‘But it didn’t happen. Rather our candidates and senior leaders like Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Subrta Chowdhury and many others came under attack. The way violence is growing and opposition candidates are being attacked and obstructed it won’t be possible to hold a credible election.’
Fakhrul is scheduled to address some election rallies in Bogura and Rangpur before going to Thakurgaon tonight (Wednesday night).
He will carry out electioneering in Thakurgaon on Thursday.
Fakhrul is contesting the December-30 national election from Thakuragon-1 and Bogura-6 seats.